Hopefully some good fireworks today. Pritzker is as corrupt as they come, and this is a Chicago payback job for her bundling massive $$$ for Obama. Her family is Chicago way all the way. And…it broke this morning that she undereported her income by 80 million last year. I’m sure it was just a rounding error.
Valerie Jarret is in the hearing this morning.
And the cspan announcer says she is hispanic? [...]
The Senate will finally confront one of the architects of the subprime mortgage crisis today…by considering her confirmation as Secretary of Commerce in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.
In the same week that the Senate grilled the CEO of Apple, Inc. about the low taxes it pays due to maintaining large cash deposits overseas, the Senate will roll out a warm welcome to Chicago heiress Penny Pritzker, who runs what Forbes called [...]
More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.
These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.
According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including [...]
Two entire schools flattened in Moore, Oklahoma after 200 mph winds pulverized a 30-square-mile stretch yesterday
At least 91 people confirmed dead, authorities say, and at least another 240 injured in local hospitals
More than 20 children are among the dead, including the seven found drowned in Plaza Towers
Children were told to hold on to the walls, while teachers shielding the students with their bodies
Hundreds of homes wiped out and more than 8,000 people left [...]
May 20th, 2013
Conservative think tank and media outlet WND conducted an independent polloverseen by research firm Wenzel Strategies asking Americans if they think President Obama should be impeached for the various scandals currently in the news – the specific targeting by the IRS of conservative groups and Obama enemies, the illegal wiretapping for personal gain of AP news journalists, and the cover-up of the events leading up to the death of four [...]
News reports from the time indicate the now-chief counsel of the IRS, William Wilkins, helped a church connected to President Barack Obama’s friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright get out of an IRS probe in 2008 while working as a private attorney.
“Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama’s denomination,” The American Lawyer’s Zach Lowe wrote on May 22, 2008.
“Barack Obama’s “American” values, The Associated Press reports that the Obama Administration seized phone records… & “war time sex slaves were necessary” says Japanese mayor! NO OUTRAGE?!”
President spoke to graduates from the traditionally African-American college
Told them to fight discrimination within their communities and outside
Said they have all been told they have to work ‘twice as hard’ as a black man
Said Hispanic, Muslim and gay people also understand discrimination
Praised alumni Martin Luther King Jr who studied at the college under segregation and the Jim Crow laws
President Barack Obama told graduates from the traditionally African-American Morehouse College yesterday [...]
A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents.
The Post story anonymously quoted a staffer in Cincinnati as saying they only operate on directives from headquarters:
As could be expected, the folks in the determinations unit on Main Street have had trouble [...]
May 17, 2013
Even after cutting off the head of al-Qaeda, the United States Department of Defense doesn’t believe an end to the war on terror is in sight. On Thursday, one Pentagon official predicted the mission against al-Qaeda could continue for another two decades.
Speaking to the Senate Armed Services early Thursday, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Michael Sheehan said the Pentagon has no plans to pull out of [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is leaving behind scandal-focused Washington to focus on the country’s slowly improving jobs picture.
Obama is to fly by helicopter Friday about 40 miles north to Baltimore, which has had its share of tough times in the move from an industrial to service economy. But Maryland has experienced steadyjob growth so far this year as part of a nationwide economic recovery.
This has been a nightmare week for Barack Obama, without a doubt the worst of his presidency so far. Steven T. Miller, acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has resigned over his agency’s targeting of conservative groups, which even The Washington Post labeled this morning a “horror story”. Yesterday Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Judiciary Committee on a host of issues including the Benghazi debacle, in what can only be described as a [...]
Steven Miller is ousted but writes face-saving email announcing departure when his ‘assignment ends in early June.’
Obama: IRS ‘misconduct’ is ‘inexcusable and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it.’
Jacob Lew, Obama’s trusted Treasury Secretary and former chief of staff, gave Miller his walking papers
IRS reportedly targeted 300 right-wing groups while letting left-wing organizations slide through with far less scrutiny
President Barack Obama has thrown his [...]
Is it right for Barack Obama to use IRS audits to punish his political enemies? As crazy as that sounds, there is a mounting body of evidence that indicates that this is actually happening. And if this can be proven, it is a much, much larger scandal than the IRS giving “extra scrutiny” to the applications of conservative non-profit groups. Let me be clear – if Barack Obama has been [...]
CNN turning too?
***UPDATE: NBC’s senior White House correspondent joined the chorus Wednesday. On his MSNBC show, “The Daily Rundown,” Chuck Todd looked into the camera and said, “Attention White House: Release all the emails.” The headline has been updated to add NBC.
Assuming they are the ones who leaked to CNN an email written by Ben Rhoades (a Deputy National Security Advisor close to the President), the White House might have been [...]
Objective Analysis: Obama Versus Nixon
In the wake of the twin scandals of the IRS targeting conservative groups and the Department of Justice spying on AP reporters, the comparisons between Obama and Nixon are everywhere.
But what do experts say?
Former New York Times general counsel James Goodale – who represented the paper during its Pentagon Papers fight with the Nixon administration – said in an interview yesterday that Obama isworse than Nixon when it comes to [...]
The Internal Revenue Service asked tea party groups to see donor rolls.
It asked for printouts of Facebook posts.
And it asked what books people were reading.
A POLITICO review of documents from 11 tea party and conservative groups that the IRS scrutinized in 2012 shows the agency wanted to know everything — in some cases, it even seemed curious what members were thinking. The review included interviews with groups or their [...]
Does Barack Obama have any idea what is going on in the government that he is supposedly running? Scandals are erupting all around him, and he supposedly was not aware that any wrongdoing had taken place in any of those instances. It is almost as if every major government agency has gone rogue and Obama has no idea what the heck they are doing. According to Obama, he often [...]
Scandal politics are sweeping Capitol Hill.
Just days after news broke that the IRS targeted conservative nonprofits, Speaker John Boehner’s House committees will morph into mock courtrooms where the White House will be the defendant in what amounts to a number of high-stakes political trials.
The most recent scandal to grip the Obama administration came Monday evening, when The Associated Press disclosed that the Justice Department sought its reporters’ phone records — including [...]
Gregory Hicks, the Benghazi whistleblower who said he was “demoted” after challenging the Obama administration’s response to the attack, is a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to the Daily Caller.
Hicks voted for Clinton in the 2008 presidential primary, then for Obama in the 2008 general election and again in 2012 — just weeks after the assault — attorney Victoria Toensing told the Daily Caller.
Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama’s health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn.
Where you live could make a huge difference in what you’ll pay.
To try to keep premiums low, some states are allowing insurers to charge patients a hefty share of the cost for expensive medications used to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other life-altering chronic diseases.
Such “specialty drugs” can cost [...]
The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is outrageous. Those who did this should be fired immediately. That’s obvious.
It continues a slovenly week for Barack Obama. The President has been very proud of the absence of scandal in his Administration, and rightly so. The inability of his opponents to find any significant corruption in the historic $800 billion stimulus package was a real achievement, given the speed of the payout. None [...]
President Barack Obama will start the week by attending 3 Democratic fundraisers in New York City, according to the White House.
“In the afternoon, the President will travel to New York City. The departure from the South Lawn and the arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be open press,” the president’s schedule reads.
“While in New York City, the President will deliver remarks at two DNC events at private residences [...]
The IRS has finally publicly admitted that patriots and Tea Party groups were being specifically targeted for “extra scrutiny”, but the truth is that top IRS officials knew that this intimidating and harassing behavior was taking place two years ago. A report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that is going to be released this week shows that the targeting of patriots and Tea Party groups began as early [...]
TOP GOP SENATOR SAYS OBAMA COULD BE IMPEACHED OVER ‘MOST EGREGIOUS COVER-UP IN AMERICAN HISTORY’
The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee said President Barack Obama could possibly be impeached over what happened in Benghazi.
Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said in a radio interview Thursday that “of all the great cover-ups in history” — including the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra and Watergate — Benghazi “is going to go down as the [...]
From Carpe Diem:
In 2008, Barack Obama pledged to create 5 million jobs over 10 years by directing taxpayer dollars toward renewable energy projects in the form of loan guarantees. But here’s what has actually happened, according to recently released data by the Department of Energy’s Loans Programs Office, and summarized in the chart above by the Institute for Energy Research:
More than $26 billion has been spent (or pledged in loan [...]
Syrian President Bashar Assad has fired missiles with chemical weapons at his opponents, crossing US President Barack Obama’s red line a “long time ago,” Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as telling NBC News on Thursday.
“It is clear that the regime has used chemical weapons and missiles. They used about 200 missiles, according to our intelligence
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would support a US-enforced no-fly [...]
No arrest was made, and questions remain about whether Korea invoked diplomatic immunity
Another Korean government spokesman confirmed that Yoon Chang-jung was fired because he ‘harmed the dignity of the nation’
Alleged sexual assault happened after a night of drinking following the Korean president’s successful meetings with Barack Obama
South Korean president Park Geun-hye fired her press secretary this week after he was accused of sexually assaulting a young female Korean employee of [...]
One of the most politically intense fights over the Affordable Care Act was over the creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board, infamously dubbed a “death panel” by Republicans during the 2010 elections.
On Thursday, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled that they would keep working to keep opposition alive by doing everything they can to impede the board’s implementation.
The two leaders wrote a letter to President [...]
Just weeks after his re-election, President Barack Obama summoned about 20 senior administration officials to the White House’s Roosevelt Room for an hour-long meeting on the implementation of his health-care law.
Obama began by reminding his staff that the Affordable Care Act would be one of his major legacies and its execution among the highest priorities of his second term, according to a Democrat familiar with the gathering.
The session, which [...]
President Barack Obama met behind closed doors with energy executives Wednesday in a session the White House said was arranged to discuss the industry’s response to Hurricane Sandy last year and preparations for this year’s hurricane season.
“The President thanked the utility executives for their efforts during the response to Hurricane Sandy and noted the strong working relationship demonstrated between industry and the federal government as companies worked to restore power [...]
President Barack Obama is traveling to Texas to promote technology-based education, training and jobs as he seeks support in Congress for economic initiatives he proposed earlier this year.
Stops today around Austin, including at Manor New Tech High School and at an Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT) factory, as well as meetings with students, workers and entrepreneurs, are intended to give Obama a platform to promote proposals from his February State of the Union speech. Those include raising [...]
U.S. President Barack Obama held at 05 May be a hard speech to a graduating class at the Ohio State University in Ohio Stadium, Columbus. A part of this speech was particularly interesting, as Obama noted that one should not listen to the voices that continually warn against the government and against the tyranny that already “around the corner” lurking. “You should reject those voices,” urged the President.
NRA head honcho insists support for background-check legislation is far smaller than the president claims
White House press secretary warns that the gun-control fight is just warming up, with presidential executive orders still under consideration
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Obama has long planned ‘to disarm the American public’
Speakers at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention took pot shots at President Barack Obama, as the man who has become the face of [...]